ROCKstar of the month (Mar 2016): Bernice Lim

A former volleyball player in school, Bernice Lim thought she could eat whatever she wanted to, so long as she was doing some form of exercise. She would upsize her meals at McDonald’s and feast on junk food. As a result, she started to gain weight despite training regularly. Her friends in secondary school started bullying her and calling her names like ‘Fat Bunny’ and ‘Fatty Fatty Bom Bom’, making her feel defeated and inferior about herself. Bernice began to

Jazzy Tasdelen: Accept yourself inside out first

Jazzy (short for Jasmine) Tasdelen is probably more active than three-quarters of the population – she sees her Personal Trainer five times a week doing weights, cardio and high intensity interval training. She also swims and runs. On top of that, she eats a healthy diet with the help of a nutritionist. However, the 33-year-old digital marketing manager struggles every day with her weight due to certain medical conditions and it doesn’t help that society is quick

Megan Yit: Self-acceptance starts from within

Looking at Megan Yit’s petite frame and toned physique, you’d find it hard to believe she ever struggled to look at herself in the mirror. All it took was just one nasty comment directed at her as a teen that left the 19-year-old feeling insecure about herself and her body. “There was a girl in school, who was a year older than me, who called me ‘short, stubby and fat’. Because she said that, every other comment that came after that made me very sensitive to

ROCKstar of the Month (Feb 2016): Roxanne Gan

A lot of people fail to realise how detrimental stress can be to your health. Roxanne Gan was running, swimming, going for spin classes and teaching yoga, yet she couldn’t lose weight. The 26-year-old yoga instructor then faced a lot of drama in her life when a business venture failed in 2014. Unhappy and stressed, Roxanne started gaining weight much to her horror and to combat that, she increased her exercise and worked out every day without rest, thinking she should be doing

Sarah Lim: Don’t let them get to you

I have a pretty typical anorexia recovery story, but I’m happy to be where I am. I’m so heartened by all the other eating disorder survivors on this website. I’ve always been plump and I’m pretty curvy for an Asian girl. I resonate with the other entries’ laments about how extreme body image pressure can get in Singapore. Even when I was a US size 2 and had a 24-inch waist, I had guys tell me to my face that they wouldn’t date me unless I lost another

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  • It may be bothering you more than it should be and you know you shouldn’t let it affect you, but you can’t help it. It’s bugging you day and night, especially when you’re alone. It will take time to get over it, but don’t stop working at moving on... because one day you will look back and laugh at how much this used to bother you. #rockthenakedtruth
  • Everyone was feeling the burn from the ROCKtri pain cave, but a sweet reward awaited them at the end - thank you @specializedsg for the helmets and jerseys!!! Christmas sure came early... •
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  • And just like that, the SCSM Women Squad 2017 Programme by @rockrunnerssg is over! We hope you ladies benefited from the training runs, talks and workouts over the 4 months. Most importantly, we hope you had fun and also made lots of new running friends! It’s just a little over 2 weeks to the race, so take care of yourself and we will see you at the finish line!!! (Huge thank you to, @heidirunningtheworld, @mokyingrong, @ufitsingapore, @anabel.chew, @webarre, @denisekellerofficial and for being part of this initiative ❤️❤️❤️
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  • Yup, we should take time to count our blessings... instead of counting calories and making ourselves miserable! (📷: @gilbertyang) #rockthenakedtruth
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  • Paula Abdul started dancing at a young age and she learned that she didn't fit in physically, which led to her being rejected countless times at auditions.
She went to a dance camp at the age of 15 and that's where she learnt how her dance friends kept themselves so thin. They would make themselves vomit after they ate. •
So at the age of 16, Paula began to use this unhealthy tactic as a way of controlling her weight. This was the start of her 17 years in the hell of bulimia.
Paula rose to fame when her talent was discovered and the desire to stay thin intensified. She felt nervous and out of control, and all she could think about was food. Food numbed the fear and anxiety. She would eat and thn punge. •
In 1994, Paula decided to seek professional help and went through a month-long bulimia treatment programme. Finally, her 17-year battle came to an end. •
Through therapy, Paula realised that her bulimia was a way of suppressing her feelings. Dealing with her neglected emotions helped her to recover too.
Thus, don’t keep everything in all the time. Find a trusted adult to speak to or look for a professional who can help you. You don’t have to go through this alone. #rockthenakedtruth
  • It may be hard to cut someone loose, but sometimes it is necessary. Find that courage to walk away. It will hurt for a while but you will feel much better in time. #rockthenakedtruth
  • What a haps weekend we had! We had our usual weekly dosage of happiness at @rockrunnerssg, we were at the YOLO Run, we had filming with Mediacorp for the SCSM Women Squad and then we were at the Great Eastern Women Run too! Hope you had a fulfilling weekend - life is too short to be miserable so get out there and live your life! #rockthenakedtruth #rockrunnerssg